News – February 28, 2022

(Hustisford) An Illinois man was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident early Monday morning on Lake Sinissippi. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was called to the village of Hustisford around 12:15am. The 42-year-old was apparently traveling southbound on the lake when he struck an embankment and was ejected into the backyard of a nearby residence. The Kenilworth man sustained serious injuries and was flown by Flight For Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee by Flight For Life.

(Neosho) Sheriff Dale Schmidt says solving the Neosho bank robbery was one of the best examples of teamwork he has ever seen. He says detectives worked collaboratively with not only each other but with bank staff, FBI agents, and Jefferson County authorities to arrest a suspect just 24 hours after the crime occurred. Alan Schade allegedly robbed Horicon Bank last month and faces up to 58 years in prison. He also reportedly robbed an Ixonia bank just days priors. Schmidt says a deputy already received a letter of commendation for their work on the case with more recognitions for his staff likely to come.

(Fond du Lac) Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in a single vehicle weekend crash on Highway 151 that killed two people and a seriously injured a third person. Fond du Lac County deputies were dispatched around 2:30am Saturday and discovered a northbound car had left the roadway and struck a tree near County Highway WH. All three vehicle occupants were from Fond du Lac.

(Portage) Columbia County authorities arrested a Madison woman over the weekend following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle. Chelsea Schwaegerl allegedly stole the vehicle from a business in the Town of Pacific Saturday and was later spotted by officers in Portage, sparking the chase. It ended when the vehicle went off the road and was pinned by a cruiser. Schwaegerl apparently drove her own vehicle into a ditch earlier in the day then stole another when she could not find a phone to use. The 31-year-old is facing numerous charges including felony Fleeing.

(Juneau) Dodge County leaders have laid the groundwork on how the county will spend its American Rescue Plan Act funding. The county is getting just over $17-million in Rescue Act dollars and had roughly $72-million-dollars in project proposals submitted by various agencies. The ARPA Project Evaluation Committee recently met and established scoring for each submission based on need, feasibility, and its measurable outcomes. The goal is to have the county board vote on several projects at their May meeting.

(Beaver Dam) A road construction project in Beaver Dam is slated to begin next week. Crews will be working on South Spring Street, between Mill Street and Front Street, starting on March 7th. The road construction will include removal and replacement of the existing pavement structure, curb and gutter, driveway aprons, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer. The project area will be closed to through traffic during construction. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam contractor has named a new director of their medical based projects. WDS Construction – which serves 48 states and develops, manages, and constructs commercial buildings – recently announced that Brandt Beer is the new director of medical. Beer will oversee all medical construction projects across the United States, serve as the point of contact for medical project owners, and expand the WDS medical footprint.